India’s top all-rounder Hardik Pandya said after the match that he will bowl only when the time is right. He also urged the team to trim other multi-talented players, as their bowling was severely lacking during the opening ODI defeat to Australia here. This all-rounder is not yet ready to handle the bowling after back surgery, which is affecting the balance of the team and this was accepted by captain Virat Kohli himself.
Pandya scored a 76-ball 90 during the 66-run defeat to the team on Friday. He said after the match, ‘I am working on my bowling. I will bowl when the time is right. ‘ The Australian team scored 374 runs batting first. Pandya said that it is important that when he starts bowling under the circumstances of the match, he will be able to get the pace required for the best performance.
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Will start bowling soon
This all-rounder has started bowling at the net. He said, ‘I want to be 100 percent in my bowling. I want to bowl at the pace that is necessary for international level. There are 10 months left for the ICC T20 World Cup and Pandya indicated that he would like to start bowling keeping in mind the long goals and big tournaments. He said, ‘We are thinking ahead. We are thinking about the T20 World Cup and other important tournaments where my bowling will be more important.
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Explained why the balance of the team was disturbed
Pandya said, ‘When you chase the target of 375, then everyone should play with passion. Apart from this, no one can do anything. You can’t plan much. ‘ He said that India should consider all-rounder options as the sixth bowling option is essential for the balance of the ODI team. He said, ‘I think maybe we have to find someone who has played for India and they need to be polished and find a way to feed them.’
Options in Pandya family too
Pandya said, “When you get down with five bowlers, it will always be difficult because if someone’s day is not good then you will have no one to fill his role.” He said, ‘It is more about the sixth bowling role than the injury. If someone’s day is not good then it will help other bowlers. Asked about the available options, he urged the selectors to look for his elder brother Krunal, who is a spin all-rounder. He said, ‘You can take others’ names. Or should we look into the Pandya family itself. ‘